Product Reviews Feeding Baby
As soon as Junior starts to eat solid food, you’ll need this quintessential piece of baby furniture—the high chair. Surprisingly, this seemingly innocuous product generates over 9900 injuries each year. So, what are the safest high chairs? And how do you use them properly? We’ll share these insights, as well as some money-saving tips and brand reviews in this section. Here’s a look at the top brands, models and our recommendations.
Our Picks: Brand Recommendations
Good. Is space tight in your kitchen? The Fisher-Price Space Saver ($40-$50) lives up to its name—it straps to a regular chair and provides most of the features of a full-feature high chair, yet costs half as much. Another good option: the Graco Contempo ($93), which has the most compact fold of any high chair on the market and positive feedback. Also good in the compact fold, simple high chair category: Joovy’s Nook ($115-$120), which has a swing-out tray and a sleek, modern look.
Better. The Graco TableFit high chair ticks all the boxes: easy to clean, one-hand removable tray and ultra-slim fold. At $85, it's a deal. Plus it looks like something you'd want to have in your kitchen. If you find the TableFit too traditional, the Boon Flair ($228) strikes a much more contemporary pose, albeit at a higher price.
Best. Graco's Blossom 4-in-1 high chair takes the crown this year with a modern design and a slew of helpful features. Among the Blossom’s best tricks: it converts to a toddler booster chair that straps to a regular kitchen chair for older kiddos. Reader feedback on this chair has been very positive. Yes, the Blossom is pricey at $145-$190, but worth it. One bummer: the Blossom doesn’t fold away for storage. And the restraint bar for the chair is attached to the tray, not the chair, as we prefer. Despite these drawbacks, we recommend the Blossom for its utility and value.
Grandma’s house. For grandma’s house, a simple Cosco Simple Fold ($32-$60) should do the trick. No, it doesn’t have the bells and whistle of $100+ chairs, but Grandma doesn’t need all that.
A EXCELLENT-our top pick!
B GOOD-above average quality, prices, and creativity.
C FAIR-could stand some improvement.
D POOR-yuck! Could stand some major improvement.